Experience a diverse range of cultures, religions, and languages at Victoria University (VU).

When you study with us, you will share classes, conversations and friendships with students from over 175 different countries.

Because our students join us from so many different locations, we also have more than 140,000 VU alumni living and working around the world.

In 2016, we received a high rating for cultural diversity by the Good University Guide.

Diverse mix of students

As an accessible and friendly university, we attract students from all over Melbourne, regional Victoria, interstate and overseas.

Our students:

VU graduates have been awarded:

  • Young Victorian of the Year
  • Victorian Young Achiever of the Year
  • International Student of the Year
  • Postgraduate International Student of the Year.

We are also one of the largest educators of English as an Additional Language (EAL) in Victoria. We have a long history of helping international students, migrants and refugees to succeed in study, work and community integration.

We want to provide you with the best education experience. Our exciting First Year Model, launching in 2018, will give you the chance to study and achieve your best.

"In my home country I had no freedom to pursue an education.

VU took me in and drastically influenced my future path for the better. VU attracts the most amazing students locally and from around the world."

Samuel Manhom, Masters of Business student.

Community involvement

Study in an engaging local environment. Footscray is just six kilometres from the CBD of Melbourne. It is diverse, vibrant and rich with culture, art, food, sport and heritage, and rapidly becoming the place to be in Melbourne.

We are working with Maribyrnong City Council to transform the suburb of Footscray over the next 10 years into Footscray University Town.

Our Footscray campuses have strong links to the community, including: 

Footscray University Town aims to build on these links and we want you to be involved.

Civil engineering graduate Jeanne Vidal is a humanitarian engineer for Doctors Without Borders.

"I chose Victoria University because it’s one of the most culturally diverse institutions in Victoria.

I was born in the Philippines and realised I had a passion for humanitarian work after typhoon Haiyan."

Jeanne Vidal is a humanitarian engineer for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders.